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Old 09-24-2007, 09:10 AM
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how sharp of a turn would you have to make to do that ? and how fast ?
It's less about the speed and more about the technique and the water conditions. There have been some slow-speed rolls with some of these step boats.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:14 AM
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Is this the same boat that spun out in the APBA Nationals in St Pete years back???
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:24 PM
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Apparently according to the news paper yesterday they were practicing for the upcoming OSS Race... Funny thing is the article said nobody was wearing "Life Jackets or Safety Lanyards", how do you practice for a race without wearing your safety equipment?

Again, glad everyone was OK and just wet, but if the boat didn't roll it could have been the second unguided missle down at the lake this summer... Not good:

http://lakeexpo.com/articles/2007/09/23/top_news/08.txt
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:43 PM
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"Just FYI to everyone. Yes everyone was alright. I was the passenger in the back seat.

The real story is this. These guys planned on running this boat in the P4 class for the OSS race next week. We were out running practicing setting the boat in the turn. Why this happened is unsure but possible is mechanical failure. When starting to turn around the back slid out. The boat then went up on its side throwing everyone out. The engines of course died and it started taking on water when on its side. All down hill from there. The possible mechanical failure is a broken drive. The housing on the starboard drive broke which would have resulting in the spin out in the turn.

This turn that was attempted wasn’t that sharp of turn and many have been made like this before. The way the boat slipped out is why we think it was the drive breaking.

Structurally the boat is fine. Bergers Marina at the lake worked on it Sunday and got the engines running. We look to have the boat back out this weekend."

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More than likely just the cost to bring her up and tow charges..
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Exactly what I was thinking.
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Is this the same boat that spun out in the APBA Nationals in St Pete years back???
Dick Simon and Sean Stinson spun a Top Gun F2 TWIN step several years ago; but not sure which race. Pic of the boat is below.

This is NOT the boat that spun this weekend.

Pics of the spin are here:
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This is from one of the passengers posting on MBP:


"Just FYI to everyone. Yes everyone was alright. I was the passenger in the back seat.

The real story is this. These guys planned on running this boat in the P4 class for the OSS race next week. We were out running practicing setting the boat in the turn. Why this happened is unsure but possible is mechanical failure. When starting to turn around the back slid out. The boat then went up on its side throwing everyone out. The engines of course died and it started taking on water when on its side. All down hill from there. The possible mechanical failure is a broken drive. The housing on the starboard drive broke which would have resulting in the spin out in the turn.

This turn that was attempted wasn’t that sharp of turn and many have been made like this before. The way the boat slipped out is why we think it was the drive breaking.

Structurally the boat is fine. Bergers Marina at the lake worked on it Sunday and got the engines running. We look to have the boat back out this weekend."


Just your statement about "setting a boat in the turn" would lead us to believe that the driver was in fact properly driving into the turn, and not some renegade trying to impress . Glad all is OK

Now .. can't wait for the people to say "what is setting in a turn" ???
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Now .. can't wait for the people to say "what is setting in a turn" ???[/QUOTE]

When taking Tres' course he breaks down turns into a couple different step's that have to be done to keep the boat under control at all times, with the notable exception of a severe mechanical failure of some kind.

I would think their talking about getting the boat in the right attitude, speed and trim settings (drives and tabs) before starting the turn, but it would be helpful if more information was available as to boat speed, trim settings and such...

One of the big "No-No's" he preaches is always leave the Throttles alone while making a turn and not decreasing or increasing the power until it has been successfully completed.
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Dick Simon and Sean Stinson spun a Top Gun F2 TWIN step several years ago; but not sure which race. Pic of the boat is below.

This is NOT the boat that spun this weekend.

Pics of the spin are here:
http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...08&postcount=4


Not talking about this one. The F2 this thread is about spun out in ST Pete and the drive got torn off.
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